An early Google Chrome Web Store preview shows a ‘modern’ redesign

What you need to know

  • Google opens its door on a preview for the Chrome Web Store redesign, bringing an aesthetic similar to the Play Store.
  • While the main page removes the category sidebar, the preview’s “extensions” and “themes” pages bring it back.
  • Google hasn’t stated a timeframe for its official arrival, however, it’s looking to users and developers for feedback before doing so.

Google is working on revamping the design of its Chrome Web Store, and an early preview gives us a look at what’s to come. As spotted by 9to5Google, the new Chrome Web Store redesign is pretty similar, aesthetically, to the Play Store on mobile and desktop. The easiest to spot change is how the new Web Store fills the view of a PC’s monitor horizontally, doing away with the category sidebar.

Instead, right beneath the initial side-scrolling rotating list of extension highlights, users can find “top categories.” The page then recommends extensions based on your habits with others following the further down you go.

Hopping over into the “extensions” and “themes” pages quickly brings back that old sidebar full of categories. On these pages, Chrome’s new Web Store lists broader categories with sub-categories directly below so users can click on exactly what they’re looking for from the get-go.

Both pages offer recommendations that you may be interested in. However, unlike the extensions page, which offers a “you might like” section, the themes page forgoes such a section.

Much of the design choices made for the Chrome Web Store’s upcoming redesign are pretty standard (now) for Google. Much of it fits the theme of its Material You design language, with rounded corner boxes to boot.

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The new Bing preview encounter arrives on Bing and Edge Cellular applications introducing Bing now in Skype

Two months in the past, we released the earth to the all new AI-powered Bing and Microsoft Edge — your copilot for the net. Because then, dependent on potent and favourable products feed-back and engagement, we have welcomed far more than one particular million people in 169 nations off the waitlist into the preview.  We continue to increase the preview to more people every working day. Our preview community is actively using the breadth of new options throughout Lookup, Answers, Chat and Creation with total engagement up noticeably. Feed-back on the new abilities is favourable, with 71% of testers providing the new Bing a “thumbs up” on the new research and solutions capabilities. We’re even much more enthusiastic about the breadth of comments we are acquiring on the place and how we can strengthen and we are performing on it with common updates.

We’re observing some appealing use circumstances and queries in preview screening. I a short while ago acquired about a father displaying his son the new Bing, and with each other they found out and made in a way not conveniently carried out with today’s research engines. They started off by making sci-fi tales applying uncomplicated prompts in chat, inevitably main to the growth of a movie sport thought in which Bing not only served generate a plot, but also created the code to enter straight into Scratch – a visual programming instrument. In just a number of queries, they captured the marvel and potential of the new Bing and Edge. We are listening to quite a few related tales on how the new Bing is assisting people today find and produce in methods formerly not achievable.

Indicator up for the new Bing and Edge cell apps

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Android 14 Preview 1 is out, will formally ban set up of aged apps

Android 14 has this lovely mission patch logo.
Enlarge / Android 14 has this attractive mission patch emblem.


Android 14 is here—or the initial preview is, at minimum.

Google is kicking off the months-extended developer preview method for Android’s most current version, which will get a remaining launch in the 2nd fifty percent of the 12 months. Even with multiple previews, Google likes to keep the ultimate set of Android characteristics beneath wraps at the very least till its I/O conference in Might, so we can’t appear at the functions here to ascertain the scope of Android 14. These are just some of the features Google would like builders to have a head start off on.

The biggest news is that Android 14 will block the installation of aged Android applications. As Android changes around the a long time, new APIs and increased security, privacy, or history processing limits could crack outdated applications, but Android’s backward-compatibility system retains these previous applications operating. Applications can declare the newest version of Android they guidance by means of a “Goal SDK” flag.

To prevent aged applications from breaking, new characteristics and application restrictions in, say, Android 12 only utilize to applications that concentrate on Android 12 or over. More mature applications will keep on to operate with the older established of constraints they are applied to. (A diverse location, termed “Minimum SDK,” establishes if a new application can operate on an outdated Android OS.) The technique functions terrific for sincere builders, but if you might be setting up a piece of malware, it is an effortless determination to focus on a incredibly previous model of Android. When you’ll get obtain to much less functions, you can also be subject matter to less security and privacy limits.

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